Septuagint

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Overview

Jennifer Dines provides an introductory survey of current scholarship on the Greek Bible - the Septuagint. She outlines its origins in the third to first centuries BCE, going on to trace its subsequent history to the fifth century CE. The Septuagint's relationship with the standard Hebrew text and its translational characteristics are examined, as is its value as a collection with its own literary and exegetical character.

The Septuagint is shown to be an important source for biblical studies (both Old and New Testament), to make a distinctive contribution to the history of biblical interpretation, and to be of considerable interest for understanding the early development of both Judaism and Christianity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780567084644
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 5/1/2004
  • Series: Understanding the Bible and Its World Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 799,426
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Jennifer Dines is Research Associate in the AHRB Parkes Centre Project, "The Greek Bible in the Graeco-Roman World." She is also a member of the Strasburg-based team preparing the Amos volume of the 'Bible d'Alexandrie'.

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Table of Contents

1 What is 'the Septuagint'? 1
2 Origins : facts and fictions 27
3 Origins : questions and issues 41
4 The status of the Septuagint : from Philo to Jerome 63
5 Textual developments to the fifth century CE 81
6 Language and style 109
7 The use of the Septuagint : from the beginnings to the present day 131
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